- Board your flight Relax and enjoy your journey to Madrid, Spain.
Performances in Granada, Seville, and MadridToledo Cathedral visitAlhambra guided visitMoorish Mezquita visitPlaza Mayor visitPuerta del Sol visitPrado visit
- Meet your Tour Director Arrive in Madrid and meet your Tour Director, who will accompany you for the duration of your trip. Travel to Toledo and check in to your hotel.
- Toledo city walk Enjoy a walking tour of central Toledo, with streets barely wide enough for a man and his donkey. During your walk, there will be an opportunity to visit spectacular shops that produce and sell Damascene gold jewelry and medieval swords. There will be also some time to relax in the Plaza de Zocodover, a bustling triangular square in the heart of Toledo.
- Toledo Cathedral visit Walk to Toledo Cathedral, considered one of the greatest Gothic structures in Spain. The cathedral actually reflects several architectural styles and features many art treasures, including: the Transparente, a Last Supper in alabaster, El Greco's Twelve Apostoles, and works by Juan de Borgona. The Treasure Room features a 500-pound, 15th Century gilded monstrance, allegedly made with gold brought back from the New World by Colombus. It is still carried through the streets of Toledo during the feast of Corpus Christi.
Tour Director-led sightseeing in Toledo
Church of Santo Tomé visit
Make a brief visit to the Iglesia de Santo Tomé, where you will view El Greco's masterpiece, The Burial of the Count of Orgaz.
Sephardic museum and Sinagoga del Transito visit
Toledo is the capital of Sephardic Judaism, and its importance is expressed in the elaborate Mudéjar architecture of the synagogue. The visit includes the adjoining Museo Sefardi, with fascinating exhibits featuring tombstones, costumes, and sacred objects.
- Travel to Granada
- Alhambra guided visit Granada sits on three gentle hills, which are dwarfed on a clear day by the majestic snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada. Atop one of these hills sits the imposing but delicate Alhambra palace. Golden pink hues give this sprawling renaissance gateway an otherworldly aura. One of the best rewards of climbing up to see it is the view of the city mixed in with orchards, tobacco fields and poplar groves. Take in the Alhambra gardens, Summer Palace, The Medina, Royal Arab Baths, and Alcazaba fortress.
- Granada performance Groups often enjoy performances at churches, temples, museums and cultural centres, significant historic sights or exchange concerts with local schools, universities or community groups. For all performances we work closely with each group to ensure the perfect venue to meet their vision.
- Travel to Seville via Córdoba Stop at Córdoba to visit one of Spain’s most impressive monuments, the Moorish Mezquita, which dates from the 8th to the 10th centuries. Walk through narrow white-washed alleys, passing tile covered patios, dotted with vibrant colored flowers. Don’t miss the beautiful back quarters.
Cordoba guided sightseeing tour
Marvel at the 800 marble columns of the 1,200-year-old Mezquita. Savor the aroma of flower-accented Jewish quarter courtyards in Córdoba with a local guide.
Explore Córdoba's exquisite Mezquita-Catedral, originally built as a mosque and later transformed into a Christian cathedral. You will marvel at the hundreds of carved arches, pillars, grillwork, and mosaics that fill this 1,200-year-old building.
Seville city walk
Charming white-washed houses and ochre-colored palaces with ornate façades. Jasmine-covered balconies and luxuriant parks. Jean Cocteau listed Seville (along with Peking and Venice) as one of the three most magical cities in the world. Santa Teresa proclaimed its beauty was the work of the devil. Decide for yourself as you stroll the streets with your Tour Director. Climb to the top of the Giralda Tower, the greatest symbol of the city. It was once the minaret of Seville’s greatest mosque, built between 1184 and 1196. Later, Christians destroyed the mosque but couldn’t bear to tear down the tower, so they incorporated it into their new cathedral.
Barrio de Santa Cruz
Enjoy Seville’s Barrio Santa Cruz, a tiny quarter of narrow streets and whitewashed houses possessing flower-covered patios and ironbound windows.
Seville Cathedral visit
Visit the Seville Cathedral. We begin with an ascent of La Giralda, the magnificent bell tower, which provides breathtaking views of Seville. We then enter the cathedral, where we will see the Patio de los Naranjos, with its central fountain and orange trees; the Treasury; and the Capilla Mayor, which is dominated by the Retablo Mayor, dedicated to the cathedral’s patron saint. Finally, we will view the grandiose Tomb of Columbus, moved to the cathedral in the 1890s.
Parque Maria Luisa visit
Spend time in the Parque de Maria Luisa, Seville’s grand and beautifully landscaped park. A highlight of our visit is the Plaza de España, a building and square designed for the 1920s Exposition, featuring Baroque towers, intricate bridges, immense colonnades, and over a million azuelos, painted tiles depicting maps and historical events from every province in Spain.
- Seville performance Groups often enjoy performances at churches, temples, museums and cultural centers, significant historic sights or exchange concerts with local schools, universities or community groups. For all performances we work closely with each group to ensure the perfect venue to meet their vision.
- Travel to Madrid
Madrid City Walk
Life in Madrid is centered around talking, toasting and tapas-eating. In a walk through this crowded and social city, your Tour Director will help you get to know the lay of the land. Then stroll over to the Puerta del Sol, the bustling city center. Next, you'll relax at the Plaza Mayor, a grand square where every sort of human drama has taken place—trials of faith, public burnings of heretics, royal marriages, the canonization of saints, and countless balls and bullfights. End at the Plaza de España for a stop at an outdoor café.
Stroll down the Gran Via, Madrid’s lively signature boulevard featuring magnificent shopping and cafés.
Puerta del Sol
Explore the Puerta del Sol, one of Madrid's busiest and most historic squares. While here we will view the Kilometre Zero marker, from which all distances in Spain are measured, and Madrid’s symbol, the Madrono.
Spend time in the Plaza Mayor, Madrid's most famous square. Throughout its long history the square has hosted markets, bullfights, soccer games, public executions, and the Spanish Inquisition. It is now ringed by shops and cafés and is often filled with artists and musicians.
Madrid Tour Director-led sightseeing
Spain's capital city of Madrid lies at the heart of the country. Despite its modern and cosmopolitan culture, the city has preserved its traditional architecture and charm. This is a city of great monuments and great art, all against the backdrop of rich culture and an exciting nightlife.
Plaza de España
The Plaza de España is a popular place to gather in Central Madrid. It features a large monument to Miguel de Cervante, author of Don Quixote.
Puerta de Alcalá
See the Puerta de Alcalá, the ceremonial gateway to Madrid commissioned by Carlos III. The Neo-classical structure is located in the Plaza de Independencia and is named for the old path leading from Madrid to nearby Alcalá de Henares.
The Fountain of Cybele, one of the most recognizable fountains in Madrid, depicts Cybele, a Phrygian earth and fertility deity.
- Prado visit Visit the Museo del Prado, home of works by Spain's great masters, including Francisco Goya, Diego Velázquez, and El Greco. Please note that on some occassions the Prado could be substituted for the Reina Sofia Museum, featuring works from Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí among others.
- Madrid performance Groups often enjoy performances at churches, temples, museums and cultural centres, significant historic sights or exchange concerts with local schools, universities or community groups. For all performances we work closely with each group to ensure the perfect venue to meet their vision.
- Depart Madrid Bid farewell to Madrid and begin your journey home.
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